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Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. 1870s // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

Maori man from Hawkes Bay, c. // the facial tattoos are called 'ta moko,' accented with greasepaint in this photo // from Alexander Turnbull Library

The postcard came from New Zealand  Maori Warrior, Renata Kawepo Tama-K-Hikarangi by Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926)

The postcard came from New Zealand Maori Warrior, Renata Kawepo Tama-K-Hikarangi by Gottfried Lindauer

Pulman & Son-Portrait of the Maori Chief Anehana

New Zealand / Maori: Portrait of Anehana : Lot 4073

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